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Morrigan's Cross by Nora Roberts
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Jul 28, 2008

it was ok
bookshelves: fantasy
Recommended to Rebecca by: Terri
Recommended for: Nora Roberts fans

I suspect that Nora Roberts has devoted fans everywhere, much like my husband is a fan of Walker, Texas Ranger. Hmmm. I found the vampires in this novel to be about as scary as a villain from an episode of Xena: Warrior Princess or maybe even Beastmaster. In fact, the novel was just as campy. I found all of the elements of fantasy to work too conveniently. There was never any true sense of conflict or romance for me (maybe I'm prejudiced). Moreover, having Hoyt, the sorcerer, travel through time to the current day to save the world brought back childhood memories of my love for the He-Man movie.

Six characters joining forces to save the world by defeating the evil vampiress. I can hear the movie trailer now, but I rather think it would be straight to DVD or maybe just a USA network movie. If the characters had better depth, and didn't seem so contrived, then I may have felt something for the book other than indifference. The book is harmless really, with the exception of occasional profanity. I did get plenty of smiles and laughs out of it, but mostly because I found the "love" scenes and, more often, the dialogue, to be silly and inauthentic. I suppose I was not her intended audience. It was a beach read, and nothing more. I can't say I would give her non-fantasy books a try after this one. We'll see. She apparently has over 150 books to choose from, which, I feel, could only be accomplished in a lifetime through insomnia and substance abuse, which I believe is the writing method of Stephen King. =) However, there are those who suggest she has ghostwriters. If not for my current mood, I may have written this review without sarcasm.
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Debby Hiliarious! Especially the Walker Texas Ranger reference my Dad's favorite!

Kaisa This review just about summed my thoughts of this book. (Except for the He-Man part.) Couldn't agree more...

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